[THIN] Re: HP Thin Clients (newer Models)

  • From: "Matthew Shrewsbury" <MShrewsbury@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2005 09:51:44 -0400

I had issues configuring the desktop the way I wanted on the T5500. I phoned HP 
and they gave me this zip file that includes all the settings to customize the 
desktop and lock the menus down. Once I do that I run the command 
"C:\windows\system32\ewfmgr.exe c: -commit" to save the changes. 


Sorry I don't have time to explain more but if you look through the files 
you'll find a lot of lock down type settings. I assume this will work on any HP 
XPe thin client. 


Matthew Shrewsbury, MCSE+Internet MCSE 2000 CCA Server+

Senior Network Administrator

-----Original Message-----
From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 
Schneider, Chad M
Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2005 9:24 AM
To: 'thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'
Subject: [THIN] Re: HP Thin Clients (newer Models)





From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 
Angus Macdonald
Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2005 8:21 AM
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] Re: HP Thin Clients (newer Models)

I have to hold my hands up and admit that I'm not entirely sure. All I know is 
we created a local user account (called User) not in the administrators group 
and when that user logs in to kiosk mode (using autologon) the buttons along 
the bottom of the connection manager window have vanished. I don't remember 
doing anything special to set it up that way, it just happened. When logged in 
as Administrator, all the buttons are present and correct.


I've just created a test user on a nearby terminal. When the username is 
flagged as an administrator, the connection manager options are there. When the 
administrator tickbox  (connection 
manager>Advanced>Security>Users>username>modify>permissions) is unticked, the 
connection manager is locked down.

        -----Original Message-----
        From: Schneider, Chad M [mailto:CMSchneider@xxxxxxxxx] 
        Sent: 20 April 2005 13:22
        To: 'thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'
        Subject: [THIN] Re: HP Thin Clients (newer Models)

        How did you force the cut down connection manager for users and not for 


        This is where it becomes confusing so far.  Seems if I set kiosk, 
everyone (including admin) gets kiosk, I hide connection center, it is gone for 


        I want to run it locked down, but need some accessibility for the 
admins, of course.


        I have altiris, man, that is no picnic to install.  I need to find a 
SQL server I can install it on.



        From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of Angus Macdonald
        Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2005 3:42 AM
        To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
        Subject: [THIN] Re: HP Thin Clients (newer Models)

        We're just starting to roll out a couple of hundred T5500s. We have 
them setup to autologin as a restricted user, with the option of pressing ESC 
to login as the local administrator during the 5 second autologin countdown. 
Standard users get the terminal in kiosk mode with only the cut-down connection 
manager and a single autostart ICA connection. Administrators get the full 
connection manager ,including options to reenable the desktop.


        Assuming you've deployed Altiris (the client licenses come with the 
terminals so it's a good move), you can reimage, remotely control (including 
logging users off and logging on as the administrator), reboot etc from your 

                -----Original Message-----
                From: Schneider, Chad M [mailto:CMSchneider@xxxxxxxxx] 
                Sent: 19 April 2005 21:08
                To: 'thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'
                Subject: [THIN] HP Thin Clients (newer Models)

                Anyone have any knowledge of the configuration of the newer 
model HP thin clients? 

                Chad M. Schneider 
                Technology Analyst 
                Bemis Company, Inc. 
                "Just because you can, does not mean that you should." 

        Gallai'r e-bost yma gynnwys gwybodaeth gyfrinachol a/neu ddeunydd 
hawlfraint. Os ydych chi'n meddwl eich bod wedi derbyn yr e-bost yma drwy 
gamgymeriad rydym yn ymddiheuro am hyn; peidiwch os gwelwch yn dda â datgelu, 
anfon ymlaen, printio, copïo na dosbarthu gwybodaeth yn yr e-bost yma na 
gweithredu mewn unrhyw fodd drwy ddibynnu ar ei gynnwys: gwaherddir gwneud 
hynny'n gyfan gwbl a gallai fod yn anghyfreithlon. Rhowch wybod i'r anfonwr fod 
y neges yma wedi mynd ar goll cyn ei dileu.

        Mae unrhyw safbwynt neu farn a gyflwynir yn eiddo i'r awdur ac nid 
ydynt o anghenraid yn cynrychioli safbwynt neu farn Ymddiriedolaeth GIG Gogledd 
Orllewin Cymru.

        Gallai cynnwys yr e-bost yma gael ei ddatgelu i'r cyhoedd o dan Gôd Bod 
yn Agored y GIG neu Ddeddf Rhyddid Gwybodaeth 2000. Nid oes modd gwarantu 
cyfrinachedd y neges ac unrhyw ateb. 

        Bydd y neges yma ac unrhyw ffeiliau cysylltiedig wedi cael eu gwirio 
gan feddalwedd canfod firws cyn eu trosglwyddo. Ond rhaid i'r sawl sy'n derbyn 
wirio rhag firws ei hun cyn agor unrhyw ymgysylltiad. Nid yw'r Ymddiriedolaeth 
yn derbyn unrhyw gyfrifoldeb am unrhyw golled neu niwed a allai gael ei achosi 
gan firws meddalwedd.


        This e-mail may contain confidential information and/or copyright 
material. If you believe that you have received this e-mail in error please 
accept our apologies; please do not disclose, forward, print, copy or 
distribute information in this e-mail or take any action in reliance on its 
contents: to do so is strictly prohibited and may be unlawful. Please inform 
the sender that this message has gone astray before deleting it.

        Any views or opinions presented are to be understood as those of the 
author and do not necessarily represent those of the North West Wales NHS Trust.

        The contents of this e-mail may be subject to public disclosure under 
the NHS Code of Openness or the Freedom of Information Act 2000. The 
confidentiality of the message and any reply cannot be guaranteed.

        This message and any attached files will have been checked with virus 
detection software before transmission. However, recipients must carry out 
their own virus checks before opening any attachment. The Trust accepts no 
liability for any loss or damage, which may be caused by software viruses.

Other related posts: